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10 February 2016
The latest Bank of England data shows that conditions for borrowers have improved over the last year - and look set to continue to do so in the coming weeks.
8 February 2016
A new report by the International Longevity Centre - UK has found that, while many older home-owners want to downsize, there is a huge shortage of suitable property. ILC research fellow Brian Beach looks at the issue raised by the report.
28 January 2016
In April, a new scheme to improve availability of flood insurance comes into effect. We welcome the imminent arrival of Flood Re, but there will be gaps in the cover it provides. Over time, we believe that Flood Re will need to expand to provide cover for a wider range of property.
21 January 2016
Uncertainty in the global markets has pushed back expectations of interest rate increases. But mortgage lending continues its current spell of healthy growth. We estimate gross mortgage lending was £19.9 billion in December, nearly a quarter higher than a year ago. There is uncertainty in the buy-to-let sector, as a result of upcoming tax changes.
13 January 2016
Although the UK mortgage market shows many signs of being highly competitive, we accept there may be a case for an FCA competition review. But any review must look at all the available evidence, focus on the right areas - and consider the effects of regulation.
6 January 2016
New YouGov survey findings, which we preview today, show that buy-to-let landlords have financial resilience to cope with higher interest rates. Three-quarters foresee no problems in dealing with a 1.5% Bank rate rise, and generally their plans for coping with higher mortgage costs are plausible.
17 December 2015
We publish our new forecasts alongside market commentary. Benign economic conditions should help underpin a gentle improvement in the housing and mortgage market going forwards, though this will be limited as a result of affordability pressures and new supply challenges. Buy-to-let faces a challenging period as tax changes and the possibility of macro-prudential action adversely impact the sector over the next two years.
16 December 2015
As the festive season draws nearer, we've asked some of those we've worked closely with this year to tell us what would make their perfect Christmas present. Today, we publish their answers.
16 December 2015
The CML is delighted to announce that Key Retirement has joined as an associate. There are now 134 members, a further eight members that are third party administrators and 89 associates.
10 December 2015
Reports this month by the financial ombudsman and the Resolution Foundation highlight the complex and varied circumstances in which individual older borrowers find themselves. Our own report sets out the challenges - and how we might make progress in helping older people fulfil their aspirations.